Saturday's Coastal Cleanup of the area around Cedar Key and the Lower Suwannee Refuge was a big success. Toxic and entangling debris that kills seabirds, fouls fishing grounds and pollutes shellfish beds was hauled from various tender spots around the Levy County coastline.
Co-organizer Sue Colson was cautiously thrilled, saying that this year's numbers were almost equal to last year's, after a very slow start in the morning.
"I was so down early Saturday," she said. "I didn't think anybody was going to show up, it was so slow. But they did, and look how much we got done!"